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Increase in Uninsured Americans Projected with ObamaCare Repeal

June 22, 2015 9:37 am | by Andrew Taylor, Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | Comments

The repeal is projected to increase the deficit, while increasing the number of uninsured Americans to more than 20 million. 

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Supreme Court Could Rule on Abortion Again

June 22, 2015 9:32 am | by Mark Sherman, Associated Press | Comments

The Supreme Court is considering an emergency appeal on two provisions of Texas law.

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Stress Could Undermine Breast Cancer Therapy

June 22, 2015 9:28 am | by Thomas Jefferson University | Comments

Stress can impact disease progression and outcomes in some patients, a researcher said.

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Cardiac Devices, Smartphones are Painful Combination

June 22, 2015 9:25 am | by European Society of Cardiology | Comments

Cardiac device wearers should keep a distance from smartphones to avoid painful shocks or device pausing, a study says. 

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Test Driving Implants Makes Patients More Confident

June 22, 2015 9:21 am | by European Society of Cardiology | Comments

Trying out the device will make patients more informed, a researcher said. 

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Fetal Surgery for Rare Defect Deemed Success

June 22, 2015 9:13 am | by Kevin Simpson, The Denver Post | Comments

While the surgeon said the biggest challenge was the department was so new, but the procedure itself went smoothly.

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Analysts: Increased Deficit, Boosted Economy If ObamaCare Repealed

June 19, 2015 1:06 pm | by Andrew Taylor and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | Comments

Experts look at the financial impact of repealing Obama's healthcare law. 

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'Optimal Outcomes' for Transplanted Cells that 'Bridge'

June 19, 2015 10:36 am | by Cell Transplantation Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair | Comments

These cells affected motor functional recovery as well as sensory scores, bladder compliance, sensation and partial control, and daily life activities, reported researchers. 

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Online Education Keeps Surgical Patients Better Informed

June 19, 2015 10:24 am | by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons | Comments

Patients glean the most from online education, a study shows, which means they're more aware, more prepared and more confident. 

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Lip Filler Could Help Facial Paralysis Patients

June 19, 2015 10:02 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | Comments

A filler used for cosmetic surgery could also help patients with facial paralysis. 

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Telemedicine Holds Up in Court

June 19, 2015 9:33 am | by Barbara Rodriguez, Associated Press | Comments

This case could set a precedent for how telemedicine is approached by other courts. 

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ObamaCare Didn't Create 'Death Spirals'

June 19, 2015 9:23 am | by John Tozzi, Bloomberg Business | Comments

Warnings of a fatal imbalance in the risk pool now look ill-founded, with money left over in a fund to protect insurers from costly claims.

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Nearly 250 People Charged with Medicare Fraud Schemes

June 18, 2015 1:54 pm | by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services | Comments

These 243 people, including 46 licensed medical professionals, were charged with fraud, which totaled about $712 million in false billings. 

Surgeons Discover in Minutes if Tissue is Cancerous

June 18, 2015 1:47 pm | by DOE/ Oak Ridge National Laboratory | Comments

Surgeons could know while their patient is still on the operating room table if tissue is cancerous, researchers said. 

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Vote Repeals Tax on Medical Equipment

June 18, 2015 12:47 pm | by Alan Fram, Associated Press | Comments

A House vote repealed the tax on medical equipment, but it needs to be voted on by the Supreme Court and signed by the president before it's law. 

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